Orient Flights Aviation Academy Awarded Best Pilot Training Institute
Mysore, 21st January 2023: Orient Flights Aviation Academy was awarded the best Pilot Training Institute and Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology was awarded the best Aircraft Maintenance Training Institute at the 14th Annual International Conference on Civil Aviation held in Delhi recently. The award was handed over by Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Hon’ble Minister of Civil Aviation, GOI.
Also present on the occasion were other dignitaries including Senior Government Officials along with Shri K Narayan Rao, Deputy MD, GMR and Chairman ASSOCHAM National Council on Civil Aviation, H. E. Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, Shri Arun Bansal, Group CEO, Adani Airport Holdings Ltd., Shri D Anand Bhaskar, MD & CEO, Air Works Group, Shri Salil Gupte, President, Boeing, Smt Lubinisha Saha, Head – Legal and Compliance, Airbus India & South Asia, Shri Sanjiv Edward, CCO – Aero Business, DIAL
Orient Flights Aviation Academy, under the able leadership of its Chairman, Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, is one of the leading Pilot Training Institutions, approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Government of India. OFAA operates in Mysuru, and has trained hundreds of pilots, including those formally sponsored by the state Governments of Jharkhand and Karnataka over the last 28 years. Orient has a fleet of ten aircraft including two multi engine aircraft and will be inducting additional next gen aircraft trainers for its expansion.
The flight training at OFAA meets international standards, in accordance with regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India. Orient Flights Aviation Academy is a Unit of Orient Flights Private Limited, which is a part of the prestigious Hindustan Group of Institutions.The Indian aviation market is on a high growth path and expected to become the third largest aviation market in the world. This growth is driven by a growing economy, rising incomes, intense competition among airlines and a supportive policy environment. Ministry’s initiative towards UDAN scheme has provided regional connectivity. Post disinvestment of Air India, the Indian aviation industry is dominated by private low-cost airlines who have made air travel affordable to masses.
The Ministry’s further focus on Creation of an International Aviation Hub in India, Operationalisation of Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) for Drones and Components to promote indigenisation, Digi Yatra, Indigenous design and manufacture of aircrafts and aircraft components, Skilling and Safety, enhanced efficiency, and economic viability of operations in major airports, will take India’s Civil Aviation market to the next level. ASSOCHAM’s conducted its 14th International Civil Aviation Conference which focused upon these aspects. The objective of the Conference was to augment & support Govt of India’s initiatives.15